Hong Khaou is a Cambodian born, British film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his debut feature film Lilting and the short films Summer and Spring.
His debut feature film Lilting was produced under the Film London micro-budget scheme Microwave, and was released on 8 August in the United Kingdom by distributors Artificial Eye. His short film Spring played at both the Sundance Film Festival, and the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011, with his previous short Summer also having premiered at Berlin in 2006.He is the recipient of the 2014 Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award for his upcoming feature film Monsoon.
For his work on Lilting, he was nominated for the BIFA Award for The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Directors and the BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut for a Writer, Director or Producer.